I Need Some Feedback

EDITED TO ADD: I’m sticking this post to the front page for a week. It’ll sit here, at the top of the page, wondering if you’ll actually provide some feedback. The call for submissions is this upcoming week. I seriously need some help making a decision. You’ll see I’ve added a few more entries for your thoughtful perusal. Also, don’t forget to stop by the fiction page. Thanks, everyone.

New entries immediately follow this one; scroll down for the day’s musings. Or not.


So, let’s say I might have the opportunity to share some of my writing in a non-virtual setting. It may be church related, but the piece doesn’t necessarily need to be spiritual in nature. Since of late I’ve been kind of lazy with stringing together any sort of original thoughts coherently, I’m going to use whatever’s in the archives here in ma blog. Mon blog? I’ll list some of the entries here for your review. Leave any comments in … the comments.

And, thanks.

No Stranger-Stuck in an elevator
The Day – A girl getting ready to leave for college

Gaining Strength-Observations of a hurricane in Key West
Call It – Contemplating names
Just another nursery story – just like it says
Losing Streak – I forgot my towel

Where Is My Head? – A theory about one source of my headaches
Growth, Progression – Thoughts on cancer

Go About Your Business – On courtesy flushing
A Study Break Brought to You by This Patron of Organized Religion – On singing hymns during worship service

Triathlon: Swim, Bike, Run
So Long, Solo – On a freshman clarinet experience
Boo-Boo – About my little brother
To Bee, or Not to Bee – Yep, you got it

Time in the Trees – Pre-Seminary meditation
This Is Not A Perfect Metaphor – Gymnastics and the gospel, maybe?
Carry On, My Wayward Mormon – Prodigal and otherwise
Let’s Hear It for the Girls – Favorite fictional females

If you have other suggestions, let me know. I don’t have the time right now to sort through five and half years’ worth of rambling. Also, in order to avoid any sort of awkwardness (minus the “naked” writing), I’d prefer not to share any of my recent poetry or any memoir stuff right now. The former would be very embarrassing if the sub(ob?)ject  happens to be there, and the latter is just too intense for the setting.

6 thoughts on “I Need Some Feedback

  1. Ok, I haven’t read EVERYTHING, but much of it, and my faves are “Call it”, “Losing Streak” and “Swim”.

    Those are my votes. Good luck!

  2. I’m a big fan of ‘So Long, Solo’, with ‘Boo Boo’ and ‘Call It’ very close behind. Good luck with your decision! You have so much to choose from, I know it has to be tough.

  3. Yea, me too! those were the days when I used to chased you or him with a wooden spoon because of things you two did or did’nt do.
    Memories of So Long Solo with Boo Boo.

  4. The wooden spoon is not a pleasant memory. It’s kind of effective parenting, though.

    Everyone, keep up the feedback. You guys rock!

  5. I’ve never had the wooden spoon experience, but my mother-in-law tells stories of BREAKING them across Joe’s hide…

  6. I don’t know if I am too late, but I wanted to comment on some of my favorite posts. Sorry it took me so long to give you some feedback! My favorite, by a mile, is “Boo Boo.” I thought it was such a sweet tribute to your little brother, and since I have a younger brother, I could totally relate. My second favorite was “So Long Solo,” and I guess it’s because I was there and vaguely remember this happening. It is also the year I first met you in band and you became such a great mentor and positive role model for me. I also loved “Losing Streak” because it cracked me up. “Just Another Nursery Story” was cute because a lot of what you described about the children reminded me of my own. I hope this helps!

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